Exercising Faith

Exercising Faith

Photographs by Richard M. Romney and courtesy of Rachel Roy

Running Laps Again?!

To say I used to hate exercise is an understatement. Just about any form of exercise was uncomfortable. In my middle school gym class, we had to run laps around the field to complete a mile and a half. We also did other exercises to build endurance, strength, and flexibility. All of it was incredibly hard. And all of it took me a long time to do.

There was a reason things were so challenging. I was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), which is a genetically inherited terminal illness.

Exercising Faith

My condition causes mucus to build up in my lungs. My body also has a hard time absorbing nutrients. Because of this, I need lung treatments every morning and night to keep my airways clear. I also take a series of medications throughout the day. I’ve always

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Exercising Your Spiritual Muscles

Strength to Choose

Think about a time in your life when you felt disconnected from God. Now think of the time when you felt the closest to Him. What do you think made the difference?

There was a time when I felt very distant from God. It seemed like He wasn’t answering my prayers or providing any guidance for my life. For me, I realized that I hadn’t been following through on the promptings I had already received. I had rationalized my inaction by attributing those thoughts to myself rather than the Holy Ghost.

President Russell M. Nelson said, “The privilege of receiving revelation is one of the greatest gifts of God to His children” (“Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” Ensign, May 2018, 94). We can develop our relationship with God by learning to receive revelation. Our ability to qualify for personal revelation depends on whether we act on the

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40 Fun Ways to Be Physically Active

“40 Fun Ways to Be Physically Active,” New Era, May 2015, 32–34

Fitness is not just for athletes.

40 Fun Ways to be Physically Active

Illustrations by Andrew Colin Beck

Is spending quality time with the couch your fallback plan on those days when you have some downtime? Playing video games, watching a cool show, texting your friends—all that can be fun, but sitting around the whole evening not really doing much makes you feel blah.

What if you want to be more physically active, but organized sports and hitting the gym aren’t your thing? Good news! You don’t have to be an Olympic sprinter or a champion bodybuilder to be active. There are fun, creative activities all around you that don’t require you to be an athlete to enjoy. So step away from the couch and make some awesome memories! Here are 40 fun activities that are too fun not to try.

On Your Own

  1. Be

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Indian forces to carry out exercise with U.K. – NATIONAL

India’s armed forces are scheduled to carry out an exercise with the U.K.’s
Queen Elizabeth
carrier strike group later this month as it heads back home after its maiden operational deployment in the Indian Ocean.

In another development, the second meeting of the India-U.K. Joint Working Group (JWG) on cyber capacity-building was held on Thursday through videoconferencing.

Separately, the Army said, the sixth edition of the India-U.K. joint company-level military training, Exercise Ajeya Warrior, had commenced at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand, and would culminate on October 20.

On the naval exercise, a defence official observed that it was scheduled to be held in October third week, for which the modalities were being worked out. The triservice components were being finalised.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is likely to visit India coinciding with the exercise, it has been learnt.

In July, India and the U.K. participated in a two-day bilateral Passage Exercise (PASSEX)

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The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

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You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it can also boost your mood, improve your sleep, and help you deal with depression, anxiety, stress, and more?

Woman exercising on yoga mat

What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active.

People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. And it’s also a powerful medicine for many common mental health challenges.

Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact

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definitions and distinctions for health-related research.

Public Health Rep. 1985 Mar-Apr; 100(2): 126–131.


“Physical activity,” “exercise,” and “physical fitness” are terms that describe different concepts. However, they are often confused with one another, and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. This paper proposes definitions to distinguish them. Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure. The energy expenditure can be measured in kilocalories. Physical activity in daily life can be categorized into occupational, sports, conditioning, household, or other activities. Exercise is a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive and has as a final or an intermediate objective the improvement or maintenance of physical fitness. Physical fitness is a set of attributes that are either health- or skill-related. The degree to which people have these attributes can be measured with specific tests. These

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The Top 10 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories.

There are many types of physical activity, including swimming, running, jogging, walking, and dancing, to name a few.

Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. It may even help you live longer (1).

Here are the top 10 ways regular exercise benefits your body and brain.

1. It can make you feel happier

Exercise has been shown to improve your mood and decrease feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress (2).

It produces changes in the parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety. It can also increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression (3).

Additionally, exercise can increase the production of endorphins, which are known to help produce positive feelings and

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The 9 Best Online Exercise Classes of 2021

Online exercise classes are changing the way we think about fitness. Instead of getting in line early at the gym to secure a spot in your favorite HIIT class or cutting your time short to get to work, you can log on and get fit on your timeline. 

The best online exercise classes offer variety, multiple class levels, experienced instructors, affordable subscription plans, free trials, and minimal equipment. They also give users the option of taking classes live or on-demand. Here, we take a look at the best online exercise classes, pros and cons of each, what to consider before signing up for a membership, and review some frequently asked questions.

Our Top Picks

Best for Yoga: Gaia

“You can choose exactly the class that you’re craving for the movement your body needs.”

Best In-Studio: Classpass

“This service is perfect for people that want access to a wide variety of

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There is or There are? 1 at English-Zone.Com

There is or There are? 1 at English-Zone.Com

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There is or There are? 1

1. Use there IS for singular nouns (one item).

2. Use there IS for non-count items(group nouns).

3. Use there ARE for many items (plural nouns).
There is a spider on the wall.

There is milk on the floor.

There are pencils on my desk.

Read the sentence, decide on the answer,

then click the answer button to see the correct answer.

1. There  many animals in the zoo.
2. There  a snake in the window.
3. There  a zebra in the grass.
4. There  lions in the zoo, too.
5. There  many baby lions near their parents.
6. There  a
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Roundtable Learning Strategy | BrainPOP Educators

Roundtable is a good cooperative structure and interactive activity to practice vocabulary, grammar, or even content. Students pass a paper around, adding an item according to the criteria you designate. It is similar to Roundrobin, which is an oral chain activity. In Roundtable, each student says a response, writes it on the page, and passes it on. You may want to brainstorm possible substitutions first.

Divide the class into rows or groups. Prepare a sheet of paper for each group with the target language or question on top. The teams use the cooperative structure Roundtable to substitute words or phrases for the underlined word, or to add words or phrases to a list.

Moby the robot learning in a library in front of books

Filed as: 

2.2.4 – The Modal “Have to”, 2.4.4 – Should/Ought to/Had better, 3.4.1 – Gerunds, 3.4.2 – Prepositions and Gerunds, 3.5.2 – Second Conditional, 3.5.4 – Wish and Hope, Adjectives, Adverbs, Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homonyms,

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